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Framed Birthday Number One Records from 1979
Find out what was top of the UK charts in 1979 in the list below.
We'll find and frame an original copy of the vinyl record or sheet music, with your own personal message printed and mounted beneath.
It's the perfect birthday gift idea for music lovers. From £79 including delivery.
No.1 from:
Song title & artist:
December 31st 1978
Y.M.C.A.
The Village People
Number One for 3 weeks
January 21st 1979
Hit Me with Your Rhythm Stick
Ian and the Blockheads
Number One for 1 week
January 28th 1979
Heart of Glass
Blondie
Number One for 4 weeks
February 25th 1979
Tragedy
Bee Gees
Number One for 2 weeks
March 11th 1979
I Will Survive
Gloria Gaynor
Number One for 4 weeks
April 8th 1979
Bright Eyes
Art Garfunkel
Number One for 6 weeks
May 20th 1979
Sunday Girl
Blondie
Number One for 3 weeks
June 10th 1979
Ring My Bell
Anita Ward
Number One for 2 weeks
June 24th 1979
Are 'Friends' Electric?
Tubeway Army
Number One for 4 weeks
July 22nd 1979
I Don't Like Mondays
The Boomtown Rats
Number One for 4 weeks
August 19th 1979
We Don't Talk Anymore
Cliff Richard
Number One for 4 weeks
September 16th 1979
Cars
Gary Numan
Number One for 1 week
September 23rd 1979
Message in a Bottle
The Police
Number One for 3 weeks
October 14th 1979
Video Killed the Radio Star
Buggles
Number One for 1 week
October 21st 1979
One Day at a Time
Lena Martell
Number One for 3 weeks
November 11th 1979
When You're in Love with a Beautiful Woman
Dr. Hook
Number One for 3 weeks
December 2nd 1979
Walking on the Moon
The Police
Number One for 1 week
December 9th 1979
Another Brick in the Wall (Part II)
Pink Floyd
Number One for 5 weeks
See Number One songs for a different year
The charts we use from November 1952 onwards are compiled by the Official Charts Company which produces the UK Singles Chart for the music industry, including the BBC. Their information can differ from that shown in reference guides such as The Guinness Book of British Hit Singles (now The Virgin Book of British Hit Singles). We explain this more fully here and you can find even more detail on the history of the charts on the Official Charts Company website.

The official UK pop charts based on record sales did not start until 14th November 1952. For earlier dates than this, we have used the weekly pop chart based on the sales of sheet music, which was published by Melody Maker and broadcast by Radio Luxembourg from May 1947. (Sheet music outsold records in the United Kingdom until the early 1950s.)